Sep 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> reporter: that woman has been identified as 38-ye-old jennifer bates of nokesville. her assailant, her husband, robert bates. police say the couple had been rguing in this vehicle before it turned on to idewater way. an officer had been walking his dog, unarmed himself he confronted the armed man whom witnesses sayointed his gun at him. he retreated to retrieve his own weapon but then -- >> another shot rang out. and that was it. he killedhimself. >> reporter: it all happened quickly and neighbors had already called police. >> units arrived on scene. they located two individuals who appeared to have been suffering from gunshot wounds. the gunshot wounds were all upper body. the male was pronounced dead at the scene. the female was showing signs of life and was transported to the hospital wher she was pronounced. >> reporter: what remains a puzzle to investigators and residents of this community is hy these two people chose this street. those who live here know that it's a cul-de-sac. it doesn't go all the way through and neither of these victims are believed to have any contact with wi
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
say jennifer and robert bates were arguing in their car when they turned onto a small cul-de-sac of homes. jennifer bates got out of the car. her husband chased her down and shot her all in front of horrified residents. now police are trying to figure out why the shoing happened in a neighborhood sofar om the couple's home as residents try it to cope with witnessing this crime. >> it's not assoated with the neighborhood and for people not to have any fear about the neighborhood or the neighborhood changing. it's a quiet neighborhood. it's ahock something like this would happen. >> friends and family of the couple are leaving condolences on a faceok page as well as links to domestic abuse help sites. >>> a frederick, maryland, man charged with child abuse and asult after trying to suffocate his 19-month-old son. around 5:30 friday afternoon police were called to a home on fair field drive and found 33-year-old alton ambush suffocating his son. after a struggle police got ambush to release -- this is actually aed to member. he recovered after a tripo the hospital. ambus was also taken
Sep 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
that was heard. a maintenance worker noticed a suspicious cage. officer jennifer gardener can't belive a human being would do this to an animal. >> the crateas felty. had probably weeks's worth of urine and feces inside the cra. no food. no water. just really felty. >> reporter: the washington humane society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. but they're hoping the story will teach pet owners there are other options out there. >> if you can't take care of your dog, you can always surrender to the shelter. so it's just inexcusable to throw your dog out with the trash. >> caller: thomas is recovering, eating steady meals and enjoying the company of others. he's not ready to be adopted yet. but in two weeks, once he gets his weight up and is clearedy the doctors, the washington huma society hopes to find thomas a good home. >> thomas needs a good home. >> reporter: >> i sure he will find one >> stay wi us. news 4 continues today at 5:00 a.m.
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
how long he was sitting in a crate covered by a bnket but officer jennifer gardener can't belive a human being would do this to an animal. >> the crate was lthy. d probably weeks's worth of urine and feces inside the crate. no food. no water. just really filthy. >> reporter: the washington huma society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. but they're hoping the story will teach pet owners there are other options outhere. >> if you can't take care of your dog, you can always surrendeto the shelter. we're open 24 hours a day, 7 days a ek. so it's just inexcusable to throw your dog out with the trash. >> reporter: thomas is recovering, eating steady mes and enjoying the company of others. he's not ready to be adopted yet. but in two weeks, once he gets his weight up and is cleared by the doctors, the washington humane society hopes to find thomas a good hom >>> two men suspected of stealing a mini van were caught by police after one of them wad to a police officer. they were both arrested and charged with grand larceny any. the two drove by